55 Easy Dinosaur Crafts & Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

It’s without a doubt that all young children are enchanted by dinosaurs. There’s something magical about these prehistoric beasts that fascinates and intrigues everyone, it seems,

This list of fun dinosaur crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers is specifically aimed at 2, 3 and 4-year-olds, it’ll be appreciated by kids of all ages.

You’re sure to find a dinsaur craft or learning activity that will fit the curious mind of your little one.

From creative dinosaur arts and craft ideas to STEM, literacy and language activities. Plus plain good fun pretend play and movement games, it should be easy to add some dino-love to your little ones’ day.

So whether you have a budding paleontologist on your hands or simply need to entertain a busy toddler or preschooler, encourage their love for these creatures through one of these fun dinosaur crafts and activities.

Not only will your 2 or 3-year-old be entertained, but these easy activities will also help enhance their gross and fine motor skills as well as broaden their creativity.

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What can we teach preschoolers about dinosaurs?

Our little toddlers and preschoolers are natural-born scientists. Their curiosity leads them to ask different questions, experiment with how things work and observe the world around them; dinosaurs are a particular fascination.

They’re sure to have lots of questions about these majestic creatures. and there are lots of simple facts we can teach them while enjoying a dinosaur activity or two.

Here are 5 dinosaur facts that might surprise you and your little learners.

  1. The word “dinosaur” comes from the Greek words “dienos”, meaning “terrible”, and “sauros” meaning “reptile”.
  2. There were more than 700 species of these terrible reptiles, They lived all over the world, across all continents.
  3. The Argentinosaurus were one of the biggest and heaviest dinosaurs, each weighing the equivalent of around 15 elephants. How big is that?!
  4. The Troodon were the most intelligent dinosaurs. Although only 2 meters long, small compared to others, they had excellent vision for hunting at night – better than wearing night-vision goggles!
  5. Dinosaurs might be extinct but there are animals today that have descended from these creatures, like lizards, snakes, turtles and crocodiles.

Dinosaur Crafts for Toddlers

Here’s a list of dinosaur crafts that are so easy to make, perfect for your littlest crafters. Through these simple dinosaur crafts for toddlers, your little ones will get an early start on learning about prehistoric giants while strengthening their fine motor skills, expanding their vocabulary and so much more.

Take a look at these cool dino ideas and start crafting.

Dinosaur Card craft for toddlers to make this Father's day

Dinosaur Pop Up Card for Father’s Day

Indulge in some simple dinosaur arts and crafts, while at the same time telling Daddy he's Dino-mite! What a cute Father's Day pop-up card. Click the link for the free template and step-by-step guide and get started on this fun dinosaur craft for toddlers.
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No carve dinosaur art activities for preschoolers

No Carve Dinosaur Pumpkin Craft for Toddlers (Free Template)

Here's a simple and original way to craft with a pumpkin, no carving necessary! What an ideal dinosaur craft for 2 year olds and up this fall. Toddlers and preschoolers will love covering the pumpkin wiith paint before turning them into their favorite creatures by attaching the head and tail. Link and tutorial below, complete wtih free template.
Visit A Little Pinch of Perfect for details

Dinosaur Paper Bracelet

Any dino-loving toddler will love these paper dinosaur crafts bracelets. They’ll enjoy having their new best friend by their side and are sure to start roaring whenever anyone comes close… It could be a noisy household after you’ve finished this cute dinosaur craft for toddlers!

Dinosaur paper bracelet from thecrafttrain

Popsicle Stick Dinosaur Craft for Toddlers

Got some popsicle sticks lurking in your craft cupboard? Don’t we all! If so, try this popsicle stick dinosaur craft for toddlers – it’s super easy to make.

Other than the craft sticks, you need glue, paint (optional), colored construction paper and googly eyes.

Try using different shades of green paper or let your toddler get creative with other colors such as orange and yellow for a funky and lively dinosaur!

Popsicle stick dinosaurs craftcrazykidz

Dinosaur Balloon Sticks

Balloons and dinosaurs? This dinosaur craft for toddlers would make the perfect birthday party activity for a whole bunch of little dino-lovers! Or if that seems a little too much of a challenge, make them ahead with your little one and use them as cute decorations and party favors.

Dinosaur balloon sticks from ohhappyday

Egg Carton Triceratops Craft

Grab egg cartons, cupcakes liners, fuzzy wires and googly eyes if you want to try this dinosaur art with your toddler. If your little one’s favorite dino is a Triceratops, this craft is a must!

Egg carton triceratops craft thatkidscraftsite

Dinosaur Suncatchers

Brighten up the porch or your windows with one of these cute suncatchers. They involve a little prep but this has to one of the simplest dinosaur crafts for toddlers on the list.

Flying pterodactyl puppets from thecrafttrain

Dinosaur Paper Plate crafts for 2 years old and older

Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft for Toddlers

This paper plate dinosaur craft is simple and easy and will be fun to make with friends or siblings. Once finished, preschoolers and toddlers are sure to have fun running around the house making their dinosaurs roar at each other!
Go to Taming Little Monster for details
dinosaur headband crafts for 2 year olds

Dinosaur Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

This simple headband is the perfect dinosaur craft for a 2 year old that wants to get into dino-character and charge around the house, pretending to be a dinosaur. A fun toddler activity that'll keep little ones entertained for hours!
Jump to Simple Everyday Mom for more details
dinosaur arts and crafts for toddlers to make on Mother's day

Dinosaur Mothers Day Craft For Toddlers

For a kid that's in love with these gentle giants, this dinosaur craft for toddlers will make the sweetest Mother's Day card.
Head over to Simple Everyday Mom for more
Movable dinosaur craft for preschoolers to make

Movable Dinosaur Craft for Toddlers

Capture your little one's interest with these majestic creatures through this easy movable dinosaur craft for toddlers. Another simple dinosaur activity that will spark the imagination – they'll love getting their very own Brontasaurus (?) to come to life and walk across the room.
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dinosaur themed paper plate mask

Paper Plate Triceratops Mask

Here’s a fun dino-themed craft and dramatic play activity for toddlers and preschoolers all in one! Your child will likely need some help with this one, so set some time aside and enjoy some parent-child bonding.

You’ll need a paper plate, scissors, a pen, string, and acrylic paint in different colors. Then simply draw the pieces of the triceratops face (head outline, beak, etc.), cut them out and glue them together. One dinosaur craft and mask for toddlers complete!

Your child can then enjoy pretending to be a Triceratops.

For the step-by-step instructions see Taming Little Monsters

Dinosaur Crafts for Preschoolers

Here are some fun and easy dinosaur art activities for preschoolers – dino crafts for 3 year olds and up. However, if there are any that take your fancy for your toddler you could always give them a go.

These preschool dinosaur crafts will help develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity. But throw in the dino element and these fun dinosaur arts and crafts will also encourage imaginative play!

Any craft that doubles as a toy to be enjoyed for days to come is a double win.

Here are some more simple arts and crafts ideas for little ones. Or if you want the focus to be on the doing rather than the end result, try some process art or finger painting.

DIY Dinosaur soap for kids to make

DIY Dinosaur Soap Craft

This will make such a cute gift for any dino-loving child or how about as a party favor? Of course, getting your little one involved in the process will make for a fun dinosaur craft for preschoolers, even if it does take more than double the time 🙂
Head over to In Our Spare Time for instructions
Dinosaur scratch art activity for kids all ages

DIY Scratch Art Dinosaur Craft for Preschoolers

I enjoyed scratch art when I was young and now my kids love it too. What's not to love?! Here's a simple way to put their random scratch squiggles to good use…. Dinosaur art that's perfect for preschool or at home.
Head over to Messy Little Monster for details
dinosaur art activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Art Activity For Preschoolers

Here's a unique preschool dinosaur craft and activity and such a cute way to show how simple straight-lined shapes can come together to create the outline of an animal. Isn't it clever how the dinosaur looks 3D as well? You can challenge your preschooler to count the number of triangles that make up the dinosaur – they must be careful to exclude the 4 sided shapes (there are only 2).
Visit the Best Ideas for for Kids for more

Tape Resist Dinosaur Art for Preschoolers

This tape resist dinosaur craft for preschoolers is a unique and creative way to give a colorful dinosaur picture a skeleton.

This art activity presents a great opportunity to talk about the role of bones: where they might be in the dinosaur’s body and why – this is where you apply the tape. Once painted and dried, you then remove the tape to reveal the dino’s skeleton. Clever and cute too.

Tape resist dinosaur bone art from pinkstripeysocks

Flying Pterodactyl Puppets

This dinosaur craft requires some tricky cutting, probably a little above the skills of your preschooler, so best left to mom. But your little one is sure to love playing with them and zooming around the house, a flapping pterodactyl in tow! These would also make cute decorations for a dino party or even in the nursery.

Dinosaurs suncatchers from julie.lambert44

Dinosaur Tissue Paper Craft for Preschoolers

This cute and easy preschool dinosaur craft is a great way for little ones to work on their fine motor skills. Simply have the kids crumple and then paste tissue paper balls onto a dino cut out.

Dinosaur tissue paper craft from proyectosycuentos

Mixed Media Dinosaur Craft for Preschoolers

Here’s a lovely dinosaur craft for preschool or at home that encourages littles ones to experiment with different materials. They’ll love creating a unique and special dino friend – why not give their dinosaurs spots or stripes or how about a shiny heart tattoo?! I’m sure my girls will be getting out the glitter too…

Dinosaur craft from hurricane_full_of_joy

easy dinosaur paper sensory activity for toddlers

Easy Paper Dinosaur Craft

For this easy dinosaur craft for preschoolers, you’ll need the free printable linked below, plus crayons, scissors, paper fasteners (brads) and cardstock. Print the template onto cardstock and let your child color all of the different parts of the dinosaur.

Older children may be able to practice cutting out the dino pieces, while younger children will need help. Then attach the dinosaur’s head, body, and legs with the paper fasteners. Your child can then play with their own dinosaur creation however their heart desires!

For the free template go to Simply Full of Delight

Cute and Easy dinosaur craft for toddlers

Cupcake Liner Dinosaur Craft for Kids

Here's an adorable cupcake dinosaur arts and craft activity to try with your preschooler. Simply cut the shapes and your 3 or 4 year old should be able to do the rest.
Go to Artsy Craftsy Mom for instructions
bubble wrap print dinosaurs

Bubble Wrap Print Dinosaurs

A fun dinosaur art activity for preschoolers using bubble wrap and baby-safe paints. The bubble wrap pattern gives each dinosaur a unique look – this is sure to get your preschoolers creative juices flowing.
Jump over to In The Playroom for more details.
Fun Dinosaur craft for preschoolers made of craft sticks

Paper Dinosaur Puppet Craft

Here's a fun and easy dinosaur craft and activity for your creative and imaginative preschooler. Just download the free template and your kids will be playing with these simple dinosaur puppets in no time.
Visit Frosting and Glue for more
Wooden Clothespin dinosaur activities for 3 year olds

Clothespin Dinosaur Craft

Do you have extra clothespins lying around the house? These will be perfect to make the chomping jaws in this cute dinosaur craft for preschoolers.
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Dinosaur STEM Activities

STEM means “science, technology, engineering and mathematics” – all-important to a toddler and preschooler’s developing mind. With their love of dinosaurs and natural curiosity for the world around them, they’re sure to be fascinated by these easy dino-themed learning activities.

You may not be able to bring these prehistoric creatures into your living room or classroom, but these dinosaur STEM activities are sure to engage, entertain and educate your little ones.

Counting dinosaur activities for preschoolers through math links

Dinosaur Tails Counting Activity

Help your toddler or preschooler practice counting in this easy dinosaur activity. Using colorful paperclips, they simply need to recognize the number and attach them to the dinosaur to create a "tail". It's such a fun way to learn about math and is also a good test of fine motor skills.
Go to Books And Giggles for details

Dinosaur Sorting Activity

Sorting is an important pre-maths skill as it involves the recognition of things that are similar and those that are different. So gather some toy dinosaurs and task your preschooler with sorting them by any features they can easily see.
For example, which have horns, which don't?
Which look like they walk on two legs, which on four?
You can even widen their vocab by introducing the words "bipedal" and "quadrupedal". Or for young toddlers start simple and sort by color.
Visit Rainy Day Mum for more dinosaur sorting ideas

Volcano Eruption – In Dinosaur Land!

The classic baking soda and vinegar experiment with a dinosaur theme. The chemical reaction of mixing a an acid (vinegar) with a base (baking soda), produces a foamy explosion, that will fascinate your toddler preschooler.

Start by getting your littles ones to set up their dinosaur land, complete with sand volcano. We used a tealight holder for the baking soda and my preschooler and toddler squirted vinegar on top using a pippette. Then wait for the volcano to explode.

One to take outside, this is one of many outdoor activities we’ve enjoyed over the years. This is a dinosaur activity that your preschoolers will ask for again and again!

Measure & Graph Dinosaurs

Here's another dinosaur math activity that introduces the concept of measuring to your preschooler, using toy dinosaurs as props. Rather than use a ruler, use units they understand, such as Duplo blocks.
E.g. this dinosaur is 6 Duplo blocks tall and 8 wide, while this one is 7 high and only 3 wide.
You can even get them to sort them by height, tallest first, all the way down to the shortest. By doing this you're teaching them the basics of graphing.
For more dinosaur measuring ideas visit Montessori from the Heart
Sticker matching dinosaur activities for 3 year olds

Dinosaur Stickers Matching Game

This dinosaur sticker matching game works on pattern recognition, a pre-maths skill, making it a simple and fun math activity for preschoolers.
The preparation time will take just a few minutes and better still, this is a mess free activity!
Simply grab two sets of dinosaur stickers and stick either side of a piece of paper in different orders. Then task your preschooler or toddler with matching them.
Visit Taming Little Monsters for more

Dinosaur Literacy & Language Activities for Preschoolers

Learning about dinosaurs provides plenty of opportunities to enhance the literacy and language skills of young kids. If your toddler or preschooler is starting on letter recognition, “D is for dinosaur” is a must!

Simply discussing and talking about dinosaurs will help increase their vocab and improve communication and the activities below provide some ideas on how to do this.

Learn And Sing Dinosaur Poems And Songs

Poems and rhymes are a great way to help preschoolers memorize and it’s through rhymes that they hear and discriminate between letter sounds, important when learning to read.

They’re sure to love the dinosaur-themed poem below which also incorporates actions, burning off some much-needed energy in the process.

Dinosaurs – An action poem by Nancy Klein.

Spread your arms, way out wide,
Fly like a Pteranodon, soar and glide.
Bend to the floor, head down low,
Move like Stegosaurus, long ago.
Reach up tall, try to be
As tall as Apatosaurus eating on a tree.
Using your claws, grumble and growl
Just like Tyrannosaurus on the prowl.

A favorite of my toddler and preschooler is “The Dinosaur Stomp”, a rhyming song with easy actions; the link will take you to the youtube video. It’s also on Apple music.

Dinosaur Egg activities for preschoolers at home

Pop-Up Kids Dinosaur Discovery Eggs (with FREE Flashcards!)

A fun dinosaur craft for toddlers and preschoolers that'll help them identify different dinosaurs, while encouraging communication and language development.
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Read Some Dinosaur Books

Books play an important role not just in classrooms, but also at home. They stimulate imagination, provide visual images and help diversify vocab and communication skills, laying the foundation for reading skills later in life.

To get you started, here are some best-selling dinosaur books for toddlers and preschoolers. If you have a dinosaur-obsessed youngster in your life, you can’t go wrong with any of these!

  1. My First Pop-Up Dinosaurs: 15 Incredible Pop-ups Hardcover

Get to know these long-extinct creatures through this striking, earth-toned pop-up book which includes fun facts on fifteen different dinosaurs. The geometric patterns of scales and dotted feathers will surely mesmerize any dino lover.

2. Hello, Dinosaurs! (Animal Facts and Flaps)

This delightful lift-the-flap book will showcase the coolest dinosaurs and interesting information about them. Every spread will certainly please your dinosaur-loving preschooler.

3. Touch and Feel: Dinosaur

This classic dinosaur book is filled with simple text, clear images and fun textures for your little reader at home. This will give them an idea what the dinosaurs were like from their scales to their horns.

4. Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book (Discovery 10 Button)

With fun facts, colorful pictures and 10 cool sound buttons, this dinosaur book helps teach toddlers about these long-extinct creatures in a unique way.

5. We Love Dinosaurs

This book showcases the different types of dinosaurs – tall and small, fast and slow and everything in between. Through gentle rhymes and colorful watercolor illustrations, this is a great introduction for your preschoolers to learn about the world of dinosaurs.

I consider these five books to be a must-have for your dinosaur collection. They all pose a perfect balance between education and entertainment – each in their own unique way. I’m confident that your little preschoolers will enjoy them – Happy reading!

Letter D dinosaur activities for preschoolers at home

“D” is for Dinosaur Craft

Introduce the letter D through this fun dinosaur craft for toddlers and preschoolers embarking on phonics – it'll make an engaging art activity for 3 year olds. For younger ones, prepare ahead and let them put the shapes together to form the D.
Visit Rainy Day Mum for details

Ask your preschoolers some questions about dinosaurs

This activity is more about encouraging and developing communication skills, rather than testing their knowledge about dinosaurs. Their answers are sure to give you an insight into how their little minds work and are bound to amuse!

Questions to ask your toddler or preschooler about dinosaurs:

  1. How big do you think dinosaurs were?
  2. Where do you think dinosaurs lived?
  3. Which dinosaur do think has the scariest face?
  4. How long were the arms of a Tyrannosaurus Rex?
  5. How fast could dinosaurs run?
  6. Which is your favorite dinosaur?
  7. If you were a dinosaur, which one would you be?
Learning Alphabets through dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Letter Recognition Activity (Free Printables)

If your preschooler is learning to recognize capital letters, why not get them to practice by feeding the dinosaur? The free printables will make this a straightforward dino-themed literacy activity to set up and it can be used time and time again.
Go to ABCs of literacy for more

Encourage dinosaur dramatic play

Toddlers and preschoolers love nothing better than getting into character so pretending to be a dinosaur is an activity in itself. Lots of the dinosaur crafts above provide the opportunity for dramatic play, once the craft is complete. But a dinosaur costume or two is sure to go down well too.

How about this fierce T Rex costume or maybe this friendly Stegosaurus one? This type of creative play helps build communication and is just plain fun for little kids.

Small world dinosaur play

A set of plastic dinosaurs will also offer your little ones the opportunity for dramatic play, just on a smaller scale. Perfect for rainy days indoors or move into the undergrowth outside to create a dino world with real vegetation.

A fun dinosaur activity that engages and entertains for quite some time, this is a favorite of my preschooler. Now my just walking twins are getting the idea too. If their dinosaurs are missing I’m sure to find them outside in the garden somewhere!

For more engaging play ideas for younger toddlers, try these easy activities for 18 month olds.

Dinosaur Playdough Sensory activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Playdough Mats (Free Printable)

This dinosaur activity is perfect for your playdough-loving preschooler or toddler. Playdough is a great sensory activity that also helps strengthen fingers and hands and here it incorporates letter recognition.
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Dinosaur Sensory Activities

Sensory activities can help stimulate your child’s sense of touch, smell, sight, and hearing. Here are some with a dinosaur theme. They provide small world play too – so more opportunity for dramatic play which enhances communication skills.

Dinosaur fluffy Slime as dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Homemade Fluffy Slime with Dinosaurs

This is a fun sensory activity that you can use to show your 2 or 3 year old the basics of fossil formation. They're sure to enjoy digging up their favorite, fossilized dinosaur, although it'll be less digging and more unsticking! A fun dinosaur activity for preschoolers that love slime.
Go to Kara Creates for instructions
Water foam dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Jurassic World Foam Play

More toy dinosaurs, this time with some foam. This hands-on water play only needs three ingredients – super easy, right?
A foamy and fun dinosaur activity for prechoolers, great for those summer months outside. Or how about turning the bath tub or sink into a wet and wild Jurassic world?
Go to Lil Tigers for more
dinosaur sensory bin activities for preschoolers

Taste-safe Dinosaur Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This sensory bin is a fun dinosaur activity for preschoolers and toddlers alike. Put together pumpkin seeds as sand, their favorite dinosaur toys and some plastic trees or cuttings from the garden. A taste-safe sensory activity that could keep them busy all day long!
Jump over to Taming Little Monsters for more
Icy Dinosaur Egg as dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs Ice Excavation Activity

Ice is a great sensory activity for little kids – they seem to be drawn to the stuff. So put ice and dinosaurs together and you've got a winning dinosaur activity for preschoolers and toddlers too.
Simply freeze toy dinosaurs in water overnight, then the next day your little one can enjoy excavating the dinosaurs from their frozen eggs, a good test of fine motor and problem-solving skills.
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Love sensory play?

We do! So for more of the same with a prehistoric theme check out these dinosaur sensory activities.

For the festive season, try these Christmas sensory activities and these fake snow sensory bins.

Or try these dry messy play ideas, perfect for any day of the year when you’re trying to keep your toddler (as well as your house) as clean as possible.

Finally, here are some some sensory bins we recommend.

Dinosaur Activity Sheets for Preschool & Activities With FREE PRINTABLES

This collection of free activity sheets and dinosaur printables are your go-tos for when you need a quick and easy, quiet and calming activity for your preschooler or toddler. They also provide plenty of opportunities for number, letter and sound recognition while honing fine motor control.

For more simple, minimal-prep and minimal-mess fun, try these easy at home toddler activities. They got me through many days of lockdown!

Dinosaur Dot Marker Pages (Free Printables)

Dot markers are a great introduction for preschoolers to using regular markers. They are large enough for small hands to easily hold onto and grip. They also help introduce toddlers to staying inside the lines, as well as working on hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
The other thing I love about dot markers: they open the door to so many minimal mess minimal prep activities, like this one. Click the link below to print the activity sheet and you're good to go.
However, if you have a bit more time on your hands, you could try this as a finger painting activity. That would be fun!
Jump over to Two Pink Peonies for more
Free connect the dot dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Connect the Dots {10 FREE Printables!}

If your preschooler is learning and practicing numbers, this dinosaur connect-the-dots activity will be perfect.
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Cute dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Cute Dinosaur Coloring Pages (Free Printable)

Coloring is a simple and easy art activity for young children, so why not try these cute coloring pages for your dino-loving toddler or preschooler.
Visit Kids Activities Blog for more
dinosaur dot printing art activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Do A Dot Printables [Free Activity Sheet Pack]

Here are some more simple dino-themed activites for preschoolers using dot makers.
These ones practices counting and letter recognition, while using the markers will help enhance fine motor skills.
Grab the free pack of printable dinosaur activity sheets through the link below.
Head over to Simple Everyday Mom
Free Printable dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Coloring Pages for Kids (Free Printables)

More fun coloring, this dinosaur art activity is perhaps for older toddlers and preschoolers learning letters and sounds – these ones are labeled with the dinosaur's name.
Visit In the Playroom for more
free printable maze for dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Printable Mazes (Free Printables)

Whether your preschooler is a fan of dinosaurs or just loves doing mazes, they're sure to enjoy these printable dinosaur activity sheets which will help develop problem-solving skills as they try to navigate the maze.
Go to Organized31 for details
dinosaur Tracks art activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Footprint Art (FREE Printable)

Here's a fun activity and dinosaur craft for toddlers and preschoolers: dino stomp painting!
Your little paleontologist will have a wonderful time creating their own colorful dinosaur footprint art. They can also complete the other dinosaur activity sheets with the help of their favorite prehistoric accomplice.
Visit Little Bins for Little Hands for more details.
Educational dinosaur crafts for 2 year olds

Printable Dinosaur Pom Pom Mats

A fun color matching dinosaur activity for young preschoolers and toddlers that also helps practice and develop the pincer grip, necessary for good pencil control, as they pick up and place the pompom on the mat.
Go to Artsy Craftsy Mom for more details

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Dinosaur Movement Activities for Preschoolers

More easy and fun dinosaur activities for preschoolers, this time focussing on movement. Time to get all those wiggles out and move that body! Also known as gross motor skills, actions and games, all these activities incorporate coordination, balance and much more with a dino theme.

For more ways to get little ones burning energy when stuck inside, try these indoor gross motor activities, Or if you want to add in some tunes, try these music and movement activities.

Walk Like a Dinosaur

We’ve already talked about dramatic play helping with language and literacy, This dino activity will do that too, but it focuses on having a good old dinosaur stomp, having made their very own DIY dinosaur feet! Visit Team Cartwright for instructions.

Then it’s time to put on The Dinosaur Stomp and get moving!

Adorable dinosaur tail crafts for 2 year olds

Make a Dinosaur Tail

Even a novice seamstress should be able to knock up this cute dinosaur tail. Your preschooler or toddler is sure to love twirling and swishing their tail back and forth while pretending to be a dinosaur.
Go to Tip To Fairy for instructions
Yoga for fun dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Yoga

Go on an adventure with Cosmic Kids' “Tiny the T-Rex”. Your little dinosaur lovers will learn 20 different dinosaur-inspired yoga poses. They will also practice breathing and mindfulness. It's never too young to learn those skills, is it?!
Visit The Primary Parade to get the video

Go on a Dinosaur Hunt!

Simply hide toy dinosaurs around the house or garden, then set your kids on a mission to find them. A fun dinosaur activity to get preschoolers moving and looking -remember not to hide those dinosaurs too deep in the undergrowth – obvious is best when it comes to hiding things for little kids. Wouldn’t it be a fun and easy party game for little kids?!

Dinosaur Fossil Activities for Preschoolers

Has your toddler or preschooler ever wondered how fossils are formed? Let their imagination come to life and help them understand the process with these hands-on dinosaur fossil activities.

dinosaur Excavation activities for preschoolers

Fossils For Kids: Go On A Dino Dig!

This is a fun sensory activity and messy play idea with two steps, both of which your preschooler can get involed in. First is to make the 'mud', which uses cupboard staples. Click the link below for the recipe. Once you've made up the mixture, bake it in the oven with the dinosaurs submerged until hard, which takes about an hour.
Allow to cool, then supply your budding archeologists with tools to dig up and dust off their favorite, fossilized dinosaurs.
Go to Little Bins for Little Hands for more
DIY Bones for dinosaur activities for preschoolers at home

DIY Dinosaur Bones

Looking for a cheap and simple way to make dinosaur bones? Making their very own bones is an easy dinosaur activity and craft for 3 year olds or any budding paleontologist.
Once done, why not put them in a big plastic bin and fill with sand. Preschoolers and toddlers will have a great time finding their homemade dinosaur bones.
Go to Leap of Faith Crafting for more information
Fun dinosaur salt dough activities for preschoolers

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

These salt dough dinosaur fossils are fun and easy to make and would make great gifts or keepsakes too.
(We love a good salt dough craft – they make brilliant Christmas ornaments.)
Once complete, hide them in the sandbox or in a sensory bin and your little ones can go fossil hunting. You can also turn this into a matching game where you have to pair each dinosaur with it's imprint.
Lots of opportunities for this fun salt dough dinosaur craft for 2 and 3 year olds.
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Other Fun Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers to Do at Home

Want to keep your dino-loving 2, 3 or 4-year-old busy at home? Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dinosaur activity or one that’s a little more in-depth, there are plenty of ideas right here.

Fine Motor Skills as dinosaur activities for preschoolers

Dinosaur Clothespin Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers

Fine motor skills play an important role in a child's development, and this activity provides plenty of opportunities to practice. One example would be playing with clothespins and turn it into a fun dinosaur activity with your preschooler!
Go to Beth Ann Averill for more details
fun dinosaur crafts for 2 year olds and older

DIY Dinosaur Terrarium Night Light

Is your little dinosaur lover afraid of the dark? Your toddler is sure to enjoy making their very own dino-themed night light, which will look cute on their bedside table and help calm night fears.
Visit The Tip Toe Fairy for instructions
fun sticky wall dinosaur activities for 3 year olds

Dinosaur Sticky Wall

It's time for some creative play with this fun and simple dinosaur activity for preschoolers. Let your toddlers trace dinosaurs on colorful paper and stick them on the wall one by one. This is such a good practice of their concentration as well as fine motor skills.
Go to In the Playroom for more details.
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DIY Dinosaur Nest – Inspired by Disney’s Gigantosaurus

Here is a dinosaur arts and crafts idea inspired by one of the episodes of Disney’s Gigantosaurus. They're sure to enjoy decorating the nests and eggs of the dinosaurs, and putting them together with their corresponding mother dinosaur!
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Little ones are sure to grow their love for these mighty beasts with these fun dinosaur crafts and activities

Dinosaurs may be extinct but their ability to capture the imagination of young children is timeless! These dinosaur crafts for toddlers and preschoolers, plus STEM, sensory, learning and literacy activities should encourage this fascination, offering hands-on and engaging learning ideas, to stimulate the growing brain of your toddler or preschooler.

Great to try at home or at preschool. With so many ideas to choose from, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is which one to try first!


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